This is our first recipe in collaboration with the blog Mental Movement, part of our joint venture to understand how healthy food can help support “positive mental well-being”.
Celebrating seasonal food
If you grow vegetables, you’ll know the summer-defining pleasure of harvesting your first crop of beans. The UK supermarkets should be starting to stock home-grown seasonal fresh green beans, so buy up several bags now and enjoy them while they last. Further, if we buy local seasonal produce we’ll be sending an important message to the supermarkets as well as our farmers in support of indigenous seasonal food.
It’s also worth pausing to appreciate the alignment of food with the natural growing phases of the year. Not only is it very satisfying to harmonize our food with the calendar, but it’s possibly beneficial to the health of our metabolisms – which once ticked to the rhythm of the seasons. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that we start hunting and gathering – I’m only making a gentle case for eating more seasonal food. So now that it’s summer – let’s enjoy our home-grown fresh salad and beans!
If you liked dad’s smoked trout salad why not try some other recipes: Mixed Salad, Pear, Watercress, Spinach and Rocket Salad, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Salmon and Parma Ham Salad or Quick and Easy 30 Minute Chopped Salad.